GAMA Young Professionals Forum

One of FIDIC’s key objectives is to promote and encourage the development of Young Professionals in the Consulting Engineering Industry. At the 2013 GAMA Conference in Khartoum, Sudan, GAMA YPF was born. This dynamic grouping of passionate and energetic YP's are committed to the promotion and development of the African continent and supporting the work and operations of GAMA.

The FIDIC-GAMA YPF is a Young Professional Forum set up for FIDIC member organisations within the AFRICAN Region.

Above: FIDIC GAMA YPF Steering Committee Members with GAMA

           Chairperson, Ing Kofi Asare Yeboah at the 2017 FIDIC GAMA

           Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

 

The FIDIC-GAMA YPF aims to:

  • Provide a voice for YPs within the Region,

  • Provide channels for networking, awareness and interaction,

  • Publicise best practices & standards,

  • Share success stories about Young Professionals,

  • Provide a supportive space for Young Professionals for discussion and communication,

  • Pursue capacity building initiatives

  • Enhance culture of dialogue,

  • Provide connection with FIDIC, and

  • Enhance the Profession and industry

 

Membership eligibility for the Young Professional Forum is open to any engineer, planner, or allied professional who’s member firm is part of FIDIC and wishes to join a global network of similar professionals within the FIDIC African community. The recommended age range for YPF membership is up to the age of 40.

 

Our Vision is to provide a unified voice for Young Professional's throughout the African FIDIC community through a variety of forums, events and communication mechanisms.

Our Mission is to promote active participation by Young Professionals serving in FIDIC member firms and association located in the Africa, and to ensure that their collective voice influences the behaviour of FIDIC and other professional societies

 

The FIDIC-GAMA YPF seeks to serve the FIDIC Young Professional community in the region through the following activities and services:

 

  • Organising YP meetings and events at FIDIC conferences

  • Facilitating share of information between YP groups in Member Associations in the region

  • Creating opportunities for exchange programs that are relevant to YPs 

  • Promoting local YP activities in the region and globally.

  • Assisting YP groups to identify industry trends and events of interest to be shared with the largest community.

  • Providing a GAMA YPF webpage hosted on the FIDIC website.

  • Publishing regular e-newsletters managing and conducting discussions in an online forum. 

 

GAMA YPF Steering Committee